This past Saturday, January 15th, 2011; Jacqueline and I took part in a benefit for Sick Kids called Shred4Cancer @ the Hard Rock Cafe. When we were asked to cut the hair of lead singer James of Heavy Metal Rock group Amplitusion; we too a look at James’ picture and were thinking, “Wow! He looks kinda scary!” (Your typical long haired head-banging kinda guy. But a very nice guy). Despite what he looked like, we said yes because he was willingly donating his hair.
At the actual event, it was amazing to see how many people were excited over a great cause. The proceeds went to Sick Kids and the hair to our Wigs for Kids Program. It was an awesome experience getting to be on stage like rock stars, hear the crowd get louder as his hair was shaved off, and all for something great. There were even a couple of people in the audience who had brought some of their own hair to donate to us after we got off stage.
It definitely comes to show that when people are doing something for a great cause, looks don’t matter.